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April 08, 2018

The Best Ways to Invest
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What is the best way to invest your hard earned money? Is it worth paying an investment professional to invest in the market for you, or should you do it yourself? Then, an education expert has advice for parents of stressed out kids- give them a greater sense of control over their lives while still maintaining parental control
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Managing Your Funds
Mark J. Perry, Ph.D.,is a Scholar at The American Enterprise Institute, Professor of Finance and Business Economics in the School of Management at the University of Michigan-Flint, creator and editor of the popular economics blog Carpe Diem. Dr. Perry discussed a recent report from S&P Dow Jones that noted that in the past 15 years, only 5% of actively managed mutual funds performed better than index funds. He said index funds have become much more popular in recent years. He explained why nearly half of investors still gravitate to managed funds
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The Self-Driven Child
Ned Johnson is an education expert, founder of PrepMatters, a tutoring service in Washington, DC, and co-author of The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives. In the past few years, Mr. Johnson and his co-author found that high-performing kids were coming to them acutely stressed and lacking motivation. Many complained they had no control over their lives. He believes the best antidote to stress is to give kids a greater sense of control over their lives, while still maintaining authority as parents. He discussed several ways that parents can give children of all ages a healthy dose of self determination and control.
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Athletes and addiction
Every year, thousands of injured student athletes are prescribed opioids, and many will become addicted. Kate Genovese, author of Hat Tricks From Heaven: The Story of an Athlete in His Own Prison of Addiction shared the story of her son, who became an opioid addict after six surgeries for hockey-related injuries, and died of an overdose at age 30. She discussed struggles faced by parents of an adult addict, and the help that is available to them.
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Mark J. Perry
Mark J. Perry is concurrently a scholar at AEI and a professor of economics and finance at the University of Michiganís Flint campus. He is best known as the creator and editor of the popular economics blog Carpe Diem. At AEI, Perry writes about economic and financial issues for American.com and the AEIdeas blog.

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Ned Johnson
influential scientific articles and is on the board of the David Lynch Foundation. Ned Johnson is the founder of PrepMatters, a tutoring service in Washington, DC, and the coauthor of Conquering the SAT: How Parents Can Help Teens Overcome the Pressure and Succeed. A sought-after speaker and teen coach for study skills, parent-teen dynamics, and anxiety management, his work has been featured on NPR, NewsHour, U.S. News & World Report, Time, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.

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